Drunken night’s at the Barbunia Bar, Ben Yehuda, Tel-Aviv

The thing about the Barbunia is that for most people and especially the tourists, its the big simple restaurant that serves great salads and fresh fish, but this post is about the Barbunia Bar, on the other side of the road….

Yes it smells like hash!

The Barbunia Bar is one of those spots in the city that has a free spirit, and you won’t see people getting tickets because of smoking cigarettes, (yes we have that in Tel-Aviv as well :-() and you can even see a 54 year old dude rolling a joint with a few 23 years old waitresses..

If you have a problem with tight places filled with loud drunk people that are looking for someone to roll a joint with, then stick to the restaurant. However, if you wanna get a taste of the old Tel-Aviv, The bar is just for you!

Another small shot session at the Barbonia!!

A few days ago we celebrated a birthday to a friend there, and it was a classical night at the Barbunia, we arrived, chowed down some great seafood and salads, got drunk from pure Vodka and got very load around our table!

Pictures of friends around the Bar!!

friends pictures hanging on the Barbunia Bar

From a night of just showing up to say “Mazal-Tov” it turned into a wild night of Huging Kissing and a bit of Face slaping..Woke up a day after with a headake and declered the Barbunia a great place once again!

Barbunia Bar

192 Ben Yehuda St.

Garage zone to real-estate heaven – Montifiori neighborhood, Tel-Aviv

A few years back (about 3) I got a call from a friend asking me if I want to buy a house in the Montifiori neighborhood, and I told him his making the mistake of his life, These days his great apartment is getting offers that are 4 times higher than the price he bought it for, and me, well I don’t have a house there…

Where in telaviv is Montifiori neighborhood?

WhMontifiori neighborhood is the area that is between Azrieli center to Yizhak Sade and Menahem begin, It was built around the year 1943 and until 5 years ago turned into a garage, gambling, club and strip club zone.

In the last few years the neighborhood is turning into a great spot, with very higher walls blocking the noise from Ayalon freeway and Shderot Yehodit in the center of the area getting filled with fresh looking houses, restaurants and cafe’s. The garages are being pushed aside, as the Montifiori Area is getting more and more people coming to stay in the neighborhood.

If it’s your first time in Montifiori neighborhood, make sure you go to Shderot Yehodit, (Yehodit Avenue) and sit in the Rothschild Cafe or eat the great Falefal next to it. After that walk around a bit a and check out the Developing zone, you’ll fall in love with it.

Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv – A Street for Everyone!

You can’t be in Tel-Aviv without visiting a few times to Dizengoff, Theres just too much to do on the street. Dizengoff is a “mix” street, it has many kinds of people, areas and things to do…

Dizengoff Street is divided into 3 zones:

Dizingoff Center area to Kikar Dizengoff:

A very noisy area all around Tel-Aviv’s old shopping mall – Dizengoff center.
In this area, many of the people, you’ll meet are not from Tel Aviv, its where out of the city people come and do their shopping.
This area starts in The Shopping mall and ends around Kikar Dizengoff.

Frishman Street to Arlozerov Street Area:

Between these 2 streets most of Dizingoff shopping takes place, there are tons of shops, it’s a mix of very stylish shops along together with really cheep bargain shops. This area has also tons of fast food places and coffee shops.

Arlozerov Street to Yimiyaho Street:

As soon as get to Arlozerov, you’ll notice the change in the street’s atmosphere. The shops are now more boutique style, and the sidewalk is full of different people, even the coffee shops are now with a different kind of people.
This area has many designer shops and the shops get more expensive as you walk more north..

What do i recommend for Dizengoff Street?

  • Eat Sabich Frishman on frishman street – Great Israeli Fast food (worth the line!)
  • Buy a Tee at Torso T-shirts (close to Frishman street corner) – Great T-shirt concept shop.
  • Dress up at Block 190 (close to Gordon street corner) – A very stylish clothing shop.
  • Drink coffee at the Espresso bar on the corner of Ben-Gurion Avenue – Great view on Dizengoff.
  • Drink a shake in the juice stand on the corner of Ben-Gurion Avenue!
  • Go drink a beer in the Mate bar – close to Jabotinsky Street
  • Go drink a beer in the Servesa bar (Armadillo icon on the door) – close to Ben-Gurion Avenue.

Remember, Dizengoff is for everyone, if you didn’t have fun on it, it’s probably because you’ve spent your time in the wrong area of it that doesn’t fit you 🙂

Dizengoff has it all!

Upper class Tel-Aviv – Basel Square area

The Basel Square is a connection of Basel, Ashtori, Hashla and Elkaly Street. It has about 5 great coffee shops to sit in:

  • Ashtori Cafe
  • The Streets
  • LULU
  • Elkalay
  • Basel

Except these coffee shops, there are great shops all around and on a bright sunny day, the best place to take coffee is not from the listed coffee shops, it’s even better to take-away from Arcaffe and sit in the Square.

Enjoy your day in Basel and don’t let the posers scare you, they’re not local anyway, there just playing like they are 🙂

The Basel Square is a great place to bring the kids.

Another important thing to know, Is that the Basel Square area is also a great location to bring the kids to play around and meet the other locals 🙂